Senate Steps Up Efforts in Support of Women’s Health and Rights

After the House made another assault on  women and young people’s health and rights in July, the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday stepped up in response – passing provisions to permanently end the global gag rule, make a $40 million U.S. contribution to UNFPA,…

Founder of Our Partner CFEMEA Named Fellow of WomenChangeMakers

Centro Feminista de Estudos e Asssessoria (CFEMEA), or the Feminist Center for Studies and Advisory Services is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization in Brazil that works for the citizenship of women and gender equality. It fights for a just, democratic society and state in an autonomous and non-partisan way.Founded on feminist thought, CFEMEA actively participates…

Unleashing the Power of Women in a World of 7 Billion

Yesterday in Washington, DC we co-sponsored an event with UNFPA, National Geographic, government agencies and non-governmental organizations  focusing on women and girls as critical engines of change in the new reality of 7 billion people. In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. It is critical that we unleash the power…

Oppose Confirmation of Judge Mogoeng as South Africa’s Next Chief Justice

We are ordinary South African women and men.  We use the justice system on a daily basis, working with women and men who are seeking justice for violent crimes committed against them. We are sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers, of women and men who have been raped.  Some of us are…